The campus is located in the town of Carlow, which has an interior of beautiful towns and villages from another era. With Carlow located in the central southeast region, many of our students come from the surrounding counties of Wexford, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare and Wicklow. The Institute is also convenient to all major entry points in Ireland with the city of Dublin only 85km away. Dublin Airport is at a distance of 97 km and Rosslare Europort is 92 km from Carlow City Center.
County Carlow, a central part of Old East Ireland, features leafy roads, waterways, mountain trails and forest tracks dotted with estates, former monastery, sites and archaeological wonders. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the many and varied activities and festivals, including garden and food trails, a celebrated art festival, regatta, summer festival, and an international literary festival.
The Institute’s campus is just steps from Carlow, which has a population of just over 24,000. Here, student accommodation is plentiful and the city offers a great variety of restaurants, bars, cinema, and nightlife.
For shopping, Carlow offers a mix of national and international street brands, as well as independent fashion boutiques. Students love the friendly community feel of the city of Carlow and its easy access to the rest of the country. Carlow is also home to several international businesses offering both work and employment experience for students and graduates.
For thousands of students, Carlow is the place to be, the Carlow Institute of Technology is where their journey begins. Whether it’s a course in business, law, humanities, science, sports, or engineering, you’ll find all the support and encouragement you need to achieve your goals at the Carlow Institute of Technology.